BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Health Economics

MPhil  |  Placement Year:   No

An MPhil involves the exploration of a research topic and is typically studied over a shorter period of 1 year for a full-time student and 2 years for a part-time student. MPhil students are required to demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights informed by the forefront of their discipline, field of study or professional practice.

Research profile
The Health Economics theme aims to improve health and wellbeing through improved decision making. We focus on economic evaluation and systematic reviews of a broad range of clinical and health service technologies by providing high quality, applied, policy-relevant research, as well as developing and refining methods to increase the rigour and relevance of such studies. We can provide 

Programme description

An MPhil involves the exploration of a research topic and is typically studied over a shorter period of 1 year for a full-time student and 2 years for a part-time student. MPhil students are required to demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights informed by the forefront of their discipline, field of study or professional practice.

Research profile
The Health Economics theme aims to improve health and wellbeing through improved decision making. We focus on economic evaluation and systematic reviews of a broad range of clinical and health service technologies by providing high quality, applied, policy-relevant research, as well as developing and refining methods to increase the rigour and relevance of such studies. We can provide 

Key Modules

Health Economics alumnus James Chambers has been presented with the prestigious International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Award for Value in Health Paper of the Year. The paper, relating to James' PhD thesis, examined the potential cost savings and health benefits that could be achieved from reallocation of US Medicare expenditures based on cost effectiveness information and was published in the journal Value in Health (Chambers J et al. ‘Illustrating Potential Efficiency Gains from Using Cost-Effectiveness Evidence to Reallocate Medicare Expenditures’. Value in Health 16 (2013) 629-638). The award, established in 2011, promotes quality research, originality and utility in healthcare decisions.

Module & Subject
Entry Requirements
  • A minimum score of 60%- 70% or GPA 2.8/4 - 3.4/4. Offers within the grade range are determined by the higher education institution attended.
  • IELTS: 7 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 64 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 70% (min 60% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 1 years
Course Fee:  18000.00
Course Level:  POSTGRADUATE
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER